University of Bologna has a long history of research in the domain
of hydrologic modelling and real time flood forecasting: the team
lead by Prof. Todini has co-ordinated the EU funded AFORISM (A comprehensive
FOrecasting system for flood RISk Mitigation and control) project
aimed at developing an integrated prototype of real-time flood forecasting
system and participated in the EU funded TELFLOOD (Forecasting Floods
in Urban Areas Downstream of Steep Catchments) and PRIMAVERA (Previsione
Regionale Idro-Meteorologica Accoppiata per la Valutazione delle Emergenze
e del Rischio di Alluvione) two projects aiming at studying the possibility
of using LAM forecasts in order to extend the forecasting lead time.
At present the Dipartimento di Scienze della Terra e Geologico Ambientali
(DISTGA) of the University of Bologna is coordinating project MUSIC
funded by the EU within the V Framework Program and is participating
in the ACTIV cluster. In addition, DISTGA participated in the SUPREME
project funded by the Italian Ministry of University and Scientific
and Technological Research, aimed at developing a DSS for the delineation
of flood risk maps and the real time management of flood emergencies,
and to the EFFS project funded by the EU within the V Framework Program.
The DISTGA is currently carrying on the following research themes:
(1) Rainfall-runoff models (spatially-distributed, lumped); (2)
Real-time flood forecasting systems and forecasting uncertainty;
(3) River flow routing and floodplain inundation modelling; and
(4) Link between meteorological and hydrological models.
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